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Legal Research Methods

This guide provides access to major Australian legal resources. It also provides tips on searching for different types of legal resources.

Library Search


Use LibrarySearch to search for books, e-books, videos, and journals.

Do a search and narrow the results to:

  • only peer-reviewed articles 
  • only full text items 
  • include/exclude newspaper articles, books, journal articles, and
  • limit your results by date, format or subject.

Legal research and writing texts

Foundations of Australian law by Callie Harvey

How to write better law essays by Steve Foster

Laying down the law by Catriona Cook

Legal skills by Emily Finch

Nemes and Coss’ effective legal research by Bruce Bott

A practical guide to legal research by Sue Milne & Kay Tucker

Researching and writing in law by Terry C. M Hutchinson

Studying law at university by Simon Chesterman

Other library catalogues